HISTORICAL MARKERS

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Parker County Poor Farm
Marker Number: 3940
Marker Title: Parker County Poor Farm and Cemetery
Index Entry: Parker County Poor Farm & Cemetery
Address: Tin Top Rd., S of Weatherford
City: Weatherford
County: Parker
UTM Zone: 14
UTM Easting: 612871
UTM Northing: 3619698
Subject Codes: GY; PF;
Year Marker Erected: 1986
Designations: na
Marker Location: From Weatherford, take Tin Top Road 3 miles south, maker is on east side of highway.
Marker Size: 18" x 28"
Repairs Completed:  
Marker Text: Created in 1883, a farm near this site housed the county's indigent citizens. Farm residents and some county convicts worked to grow crops and raise livestock. Although entire families were once housed at the farm, by the 1930s the residents were mostly elderly. Their barracks-style house was moved to Weatherford in the 1940s after the farm was closed. A small cemetery was created here, and contains one legible marker. Additional grave sites have been marked with bricks. The earliest documented burial is from 1904, and the last was in 1937. Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986.

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